Wednesday, October 15, 2014

shop preview: the Pendleton collection, 40s crepe and lace, and dancing pandas

Today's shop preview includes most of the items from our autumn Pendleton collection, a couple of lovely dresses, a tweedy jacket for the ladies, and an amazing sweater with dancing pandas!  All items are arriving in the shop starting today.

1960s grid plaid dress, by Young Pendleton.

1950s Pendleton emerald green shadow plaid full skirt.

1950s violet and blue paisley stripe polished cotton dress.

1970s herringbone tweed women's jacket with elbow patches.

1960s Pendleton wool plaid shirt dress with belt.

1950s blue and green plaid wool coat, by Pendleton.

1980s pink panda can can sweater with silver glitter.

1960s mustard wool drop waist dress, by Young Pendleton.

1940s black crepe and lace dress, a New York Creation by the N.Y. Dress Institute.

1960s green and gold Young Pendleton skirt with pockets and bow.

1960s navy swiss dot square dance dress, by Kate Schorer Originals.

1960s cream and brown plaid, pleated skirt, by Young Pendleton.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

shop accessories preview: belts, bow ties, specs, and scarves

A varied selection of women's and men's accessories are on the way to the shop, including belts, buckles, bow ties, eyeglasses, gloves, and a wonderful Native American print silk scarf.  All items will be arriving in the shop starting tomorrow.

1970s tiny flowers tooled leather bag.

1960s browline safety glasses, by Aden.

1950s translucent gold threaded frames.

1950s black plastic glasses frames, by American Optical Company.

Tooled leather belt with painted flowers and brass buckle.

1960s mod gold metal chainlink belt.

Firefighter enamel and brass belt buckle.

Brass bas-relief elk belt buckle.

1950s houndstooth plaid clip-on bow tie.

1950s red plaid clip-on bow tie.

1950s blue and white silk polka dot bow tie.

Black faux alligator mid-length gloves, by Hansen.

Red leather mid-length gloves, by Fownes.

Vera Neumann leaf origami scarf.

Gold and burgundy floral print silk scarf, by Anne Klein.

Silk Native American motif scarf, by Vera Neumann.


Friday, October 10, 2014

coming to the shop: the Pendleton collection

Just in time for autumn, we are very pleased to announce the launch of the Pendleton collection!  This fall we'll be offering a nice little collection of vintage 1950s-1970s Pendleton skirts, dresses, and coats.  What better time to get cozy and chic in classic Pendleton plaids and woolens?

The shop already has a few Pendleton suits and skirts, which you can find here.  The new items will be added in the next few weeks.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

shop preview: plaid and wool gingham, a winter sailor dress, and a botanical print

Earthy cottons, wool gingham and plaid, a creamy neutral cardigan, and a colorful novelty knit vest, a sailor dress for cool weather, and even a bright and sunny botanical print, are all coming to the shop this week!

1950s earthy checked dress with belt.

1970s radish love sweater vest.

1950s eyelet embroidered cream dress, by Sir James Sportaculars.

1960s paisley print ruffles blouse, by Aldens.

1960s mod floral print dress, by Puritan Forever Young.

1970s floral batik print maxi dress.

1980s plum jam plaid wool skirt, by Diane Von Furstenberg.

1950s marine blue dress with button collar and ribbon belt, by R&K Originals.

1950s cream open net cardigan, from Neiman-Marcus.

1980s garnet corduroy sailor girl dress, by Polly Flinders.

1950s wool gingham dress with bow at neck, by Nat Turoff.

1960s pleated wool plaid skirt, by Century of Boston.

1960s yellow floral botanical print cotton oxford cloth dress.


Monday, October 6, 2014

i spy: old libraries, cozy cabins, and Garbo

Here's a small selection of things that caught my eye last month.  I've been combing through the vintage dresses in the Met archives and posting a dress a day over on my Tumblr page, which has been fun.  There is no particular theme; just dresses that I like.  You can see much more of this on Pinterest, as well.

clockwise, starting at upper left:
*Library of the Manor House, Bampton, Oxfordshire, 1900.  Photo by Henry Taunt. | English Heritage
*a cabin in Big Sur, California. | Cabin Porn
*Silk and fur evening dress, by Marguerite, ca. 1915. | Metropolitan Museum of Art
*Greta Garbo, 1926, photo by Ruth Harriet Louise.  The photo is wonderful, but so is the Garbo quote about her life in Hollywood that was posted with it: "Here, it is boring, incredibly boring, so boring I can’t believe it’s true." | Bizarre Los Angeles
*Illustration by Arthur Rackham of the three norns, from Siegfried & the Twilight of the Gods by Richard Wagner, 1911. |


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

shop preview: plaid skirts, cozy sweaters, and a 1930s costume

This week's shop preview has some great wardrobe staples--wool plaid skirts and cozy sweaters, dresses from the 1950s and 1970s--plus a gorgeously embroidered peasant blouse, and two decades-apart show stoppers.  The first is a costume from 1932, meant to be worn to parties celebrating the bicentennial of George Washington's birth.  The second is a 1960s mint green pleated chiffon dress (and palazzo pants!) set, decorated with beads and rhinestones.  Scroll down to check 'em out!

All items arriving in the shop starting tomorrow.

1950s navy blue and wine red plaid shagbark cotton skirt and blouse set.

1950s embroidered peasant blouse.

1970s cotton dress with cream crochet bodice and trim.

1970s gray, brown, and red plaid Pendleton skirt.

Official 1932 women's costume made for the bicentennial celebrations of the birth of George Washington.

1980s geometric pattern sweater with funnel neck collar.

1950s lace-trimmed square dance dress with circle skirt, by Bettina of Miami.

1970s rust and moss space dyed, fitted cardigan, by Casual Corner.

1950s blue swirl print cotton shirtwaist dress with bow and belt.

1970s brown and cream plaid wool blend skirt, by JH Collectibles.

1960s mint green pleated chiffon dress (and palazzo pants!) set with bead and rhinestone trim, by Miss Elliette.

1960s pale pink wool and mohair cardigan, made in Italy.



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